2014-2015 Concert Season


Young Audiences of MA Showcase

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Hingham, MA
Derby Academy

For their second year, Firebird Ensemble is again partnering with the organization Young Audiences of Massachussets in order to bring our educational performances to younger audiences in the Greater Boston area. For more information about YAMA and/or to book a performance or schedule a program of the program we are offering please email, scheduling@yamass.org or call 617.639.9262.

Lee Hyla Memorial Concert

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 @ 8pm
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St. Boston, MA 02115
Concert is FREE
Composer Lee Hyla taught at New England Conservatory from 1992 through 2007 and was cochair or chair of the composition department for most of that time. This memorial concert brings together performers of Hyla's music who had the opportunity to work with him during his time here. Firebird Ensemble is honored to be a part of this concert in which they will perform Hyla's work, "Field Guide," which was commissioned by the St. Botolph Club and Firebird Ensemble and premiered by Firebird in Jordan Hall in 2006. Members of Firebird will also be performing other chamber works of Hyla's during the program. Firebird is honored to be a part of this concert commemorating the life of such an important and valuable composer to Firebird Ensemble, Boston, and American music.

Concert Repertoire:
String Quartet No. 2 with the Lydian String Quartet
Basic Training with Stephen Drury (piano)
Migracion with Callithumpian Consort
Ciao Manhattan
Field Guide with Firebird Ensemble
Warble with Sarah Brady (flute) and Yoko Hagino (piano)
My Life on the Plains with Sarah Bob (piano)
Third Party with Judith Gordon (piano)
Passegiata with Gabriela Diaz (violin)

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Throughout Winter/Spring 2014-2015
Performances of Jon Deak's Eeyore has a Birthday


This concert program is a thrilling and delightful musical setting of A.A.Milne’s story Eeyore Has a Birthday from the Winnie-the-Pooh series, one of the most delightful literary collections for children. Composed by Jon Deak, each instrument assumes a role in the story; the ever-mournful Eeyore is personified by the viola; the gastronomically oriented Pooh Bear by the double bass; and the eager, bumbling Piglet by the piano.This program is presented in collaboration with Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) -an organization dedicated to bringing live music to school children in the Greater Boston area. 


These performances are private in-school events scheduled through YAMA (Young Audiences of Massachusetts). To make a booking for this program please email: scheduling@yamass.org, or call 617.639.9262.


OYAI in Los Angeles

May, 2015 (more details available soon)
Following the success of our first Outstanding Young Artists Initiative last season, Firebird will again be spotlighting outstanding young artists emerging into the new music scene today. At the core of OYAI is an intensive professional collaboration between Firebird Ensemble musicians and a small group of extraordinary young musicians selected each season by Firebird Ensemble. Each OYAI project culminates in a performance (or series of performances) featuring some of the nation's most talented young performers, composers and ensembles.

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